Serving as a House Pastor in Project Transformation’s summer internship program offers ministry-minded young adults a summer of hands-on ministry with college students.
There are six primary components to Project Transformation’s House Pastor experience:
- Instill a nurturing, supportive environment for the summer interns by offering emotional and pastoral support, creating opportunities for encouragement, and responding to emergency needs.
- Cultivate intentional Christ-centered community among interns by facilitating the development of honest and supportive relationships, modeling servant leadership, prioritizing inclusiveness, and organizing frequent social activities for fellowship among the interns.
- Create space for spiritual growth for interns to encounter God through worship, study, and conversation, including leading a weekly Bible Study, planning and facilitating Tuesday night worship services which include diverse worship styles and experiences, and planning and facilitating morning devotions.
- Create a culture of hospitality and gratitude by coordinating and hosting dinner volunteers, receiving donations, and coaching interns in relationship building with volunteers and donors.
- Manage intern housing operations by creating and overseeing community chores, disseminating information and announcements, managing maintenance issues, shopping for groceries, addressing community needs, and overseeing intern engagement in community events and activities.
- Work collaboratively with Project Transformation Staff and Summer Leadership Team members by sharing information, communicating needs, and supporting one another.
There’s no way we ever could fully explain the House Pastor experience, but it somewhat mirrors our Summer Internship experience, so visit our FAQ page for more details about that. You should also contact our office to learn more.
Here are a few details:
- House Pastors live in community in housing provided by Project Transformation Tennessee. During the school year, dinners will be provided once per week. During the summer, dinners will be provided Sunday through Thursday evenings.
- During their summer of service, House Pastors cannot have commitments outside of Project Transformation, such as summer school or a part-time job. Often, we are able to accommodate students who can earn field education credit for our internship experience.
- Each weekend House Pastors rotate on-call responsibilities.
- Fellows serve full-time under the supervision of the Director of Leadership Development or Memphis Programs.
The time investment will be great, but the potential for personal rewards are even greater. While much is expected of each House Pastor, much is given in return in the form of relationships built with college students, support and fun from living in a faith community, and the energy created by exploring your own personal potential to impact the world around you.
$3,500 pay + housing + meals
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age or have completed one year of college.
Competitive applicants for the House Pastor position:
- possess gifts and skills for ministry with college age young adults
- are highly motivated self-starters
- possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
- are open-minded
- have a desire to love and serve others
- are dedicated to living in community with other young adults in a structured environment
- **Highly competitive applicants have theological training.
Applicants should apply online. A personal resume and 3 references’ contact information are required to complete the application.